Sterling Vineyards

Vintner's Collection California Chardonnay

8.736 ratings
8.32 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.7

On the nose; plenty of green apple, buttered popcorn, lemon/lime, pineapple flesh, hint of butterscotch, yellow lilies & jasmine. The body is creamy & buttery...not a huge oak influence. But at $14 a bottle from the winery, new oak barrels just don’t figure into the equation. The flavors are much the same as the nose. Lots of green apple, buttered popcorn, lemon/lime, pineapple flesh, kiwi, hint of butterscotch, herbaceous quality, yellow lilies & jasmine. Alcohol is just a shade too hot. The acidity could be better but it finishes decently for it’s price point. Better than expectation; which was low for the free hotel wine social. Quaffable. Photos of; Sterling Estate, the Sterling tram, patio terrace and one of their vineyards.

On the nose; plenty of green apple, buttered popcorn, lemon/lime, pineapple flesh, hint of butterscotch, yellow lilies & jasmine. The body is creamy & buttery...not a huge oak influence. But at $14 a bottle from the winery, new oak barrels just don’t figure into the equation. The flavors are much the same as the nose. Lots of green apple, buttered popcorn, lemon/lime, pineapple flesh, kiwi, hint of butterscotch, herbaceous quality, yellow lilies & jasmine. Alcohol is just a shade too hot. The acidity could be better but it finishes decently for it’s price point. Better than expectation; which was low for the free hotel wine social. Quaffable. Photos of; Sterling Estate, the Sterling tram, patio terrace and one of their vineyards.

Oct 25th, 2017
Jennifer Hancox

Tasty everyday chardonnay. Medium to full boday, good acid balance. Bought at the local grocery store

Tasty everyday chardonnay. Medium to full boday, good acid balance. Bought at the local grocery store

1 person found it helpfulOct 6th, 2017
James Mosman

Good. Vintners collection has been good across multiple vintages.

Good. Vintners collection has been good across multiple vintages.

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2017
Manchester Sheldon

Nice yellow sunny color, apple butter on the nose, soft citrus rind and some residual sweetness on the palate

Nice yellow sunny color, apple butter on the nose, soft citrus rind and some residual sweetness on the palate

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2017
Chelsea G

This wine grew on me! Hints of peach, well rounded

This wine grew on me! Hints of peach, well rounded

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2017
James Laurenti

Cripes that's sweet and oaky. Enjoyable in a taste. Can't imagine drinking more than a glass though

Cripes that's sweet and oaky. Enjoyable in a taste. Can't imagine drinking more than a glass though

Feb 1st, 2017
Holly Morin

Had at tri-Birthday - smooth
Sterling 2017

Had at tri-Birthday - smooth
Sterling 2017

Sep 21st, 2019
Joelle Rosen

Pear / citrus / Great summer wine

Pear / citrus / Great summer wine

Jul 17th, 2018
Patricia Reynaga

Costco find

Costco find

Feb 19th, 2018
Gil Penzo

Very fruity indeed.

Very fruity indeed.

Jan 12th, 2018